Month: June 2016

Book Review – Fool Me Once

by Harlan Coben (Arrow) ISBN: 9781780894195 Fool Me Once stars Maya, a former special ops pilot with a secret she’d prefer remained in the war-zone. When the body count in her family begins to rise, she undertakes a mission to unravel the apparent link between the…

Book Review – Anna And The Swallow Man

by Gavriel Savit (The Bodley Head) ISBN: 9781782300533 Anna is a young girl living in Poland in 1939. Her father is taken away to a concentration camp without warning. After seven years of extraordinary companionship, Anna is left to fend for herself. She is rejected by all their old friends…

Book Review – A Robot In The Garden

by Deborah Install (Doubleday) ISBN 9780857523020 Ben lives in Berkshire with his wife, Amy in the home he has inherited from his parents. Ben does not work, but thinks he would like to be a vet. Amy is a successful lawyer. The couple are not happy,…

Book Review – Nwelezelanga: The Star Child

by Unathi Magubeni (Jacana) ISBN: 9781928337249 Nwelezelanga The Star Child is such an interesting book. Nwelezelanga is born an albino and rejected by her birth-mother. Convinced by the midwife to kill her, Nwelezelanga mother places her in a river to drown. However fate has other plans for…

Book Review – A Little Life

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Picador) ISBN: 9781447294832 ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’ aptly sums up the life of the protagonist of Yanagihara’s second novel, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker 2015. In 700 pages, she examines…

Book Review – Coffin Road

by Peter May (Quercus) ISBN: 9781784293093 Imagine if you woke up one day with no recollection of who you are and no memory of your life so far. This is the fate that befalls our protagonist who awakens after almost drowning in the rough shores of the…

Book Review – The St. Tropez Lonely Hearts Club

by Joan Collins (Constable) ISBN: 9781472122940 If you had to turn a trashy 80s TV miniseries into a novel, you’d probably end up with The St. Tropez Lonely Hearts Club. Filled with over the top characters – or should that be caricatures? – including a gigolo, contessa, a Russian…

Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – June 2016

We have 42 book reviews for you this month. We hope you find one or two that you will enjoy reading in this list. If you haven't read our reviews before, we have a rating system, which is explained below. Our reviewers rate books from…
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